Retail Customer Service Skills Training

The Retail Customer Service Skills Training Certificate Program prepares students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers in today’s retail world. This is an excellent option for those already working in a retail environment and wanting to advance in their careers or for those interested in starting new retail jobs. The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.

The program emphasizes customer service skills that can be applied in a wide variety of retail settings.

The course includes the following topics:

  • Providing an excellent customer experience
  • Building customer loyalty
  • Dealing with difficult customers
  • Building communication skills
  • Managing Time
  • Working in teams
  • Managing yourself and others
  • Becoming successful in the retail world
  • Identifying retail workplace challenges and opportunities

Fee $850
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This program can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need Internet access and email capability.

For Windows users, you will need to have Windows XP, Vista, 7, or greater. For Mac users, you will need to have Mac OSX version 10.5 or greater. You will need to use Internet Explorer version 6 or later, Firefox version 10 or later, Apple Safari 5.0.3 or later, or Google Chrome version (including 11.0.696.57 update) or later. You will also need to enable JavaScript in your browser options.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

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  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • Standard mouse, keyboard, speakers and sound card

All materials for this program are available online.


There are no prerequisites for this program.

Instructor Bio

Darlene Lawrence is an Academic Coach and Childcare and Education Instructor with 5 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in teaching.

"My experience working with Maricopa Corporate College for our English as a Second Language program has been wonderful. Their program is unique and was customized specifically to meet the needs of our industry and environment. The instructors are truly passionate individuals that are able to connect with the students on a personal and professional level. This program has paid handsome dividends in the experience and confidence it has given our employees by enabling them to improve their English communication skills."

Laura Frederickson, Director of Human Resources, The Village Health Clubs and Spas